Among core radio listeners interested in finding out about new music and artists, AM/FM radio (on any device) is easily the top single option, for roughly 51% of respondents.
Three infographics break down the instrumentation of The Beatles’ songs in amazing detail & given the breadth of The Beatles Oeuvre, separated into 3 volumes.
Digital music revenues worldwide grew at a more modest pace of 4.3%, totaling $5.87 billion and accounting for 39% of global music revenues.
Last year, revenues from streaming music services grew 39% to hit $1.4 billion.
Consumer opinion suggests that delivering ads in the traditional manner of radio is less likely to be tolerated in the streaming realm.
In 2012, music listeners in the UK streamed 3.7 billion tracks, according to BPI; in 2013, that figure doubled to 7.4 billion.
A Redditor took some data from the RIAA’s list of the 250 top-selling musicians in the US and used it to label each state according to the most popular bands.
Average monthly hours listening to online music is expected to reach 6.70 billion in 2016, up from 4.22 billion in 2014.
eMarketer estimates there will be 159.8 million digital radio listeners in 2014, and that figure will grow to 183.4 million in 2018.
Black Sabbath used a nostalgic marketing tactic in a Facebook ad to promote the fact that their first eight albums are now available on iTunes.